We’re solely a 3rd of the way in which by means of 2021, however it appears unlikely that you simply’ll see a better-looking bicycle than the Extans Akhal Sheen this yr.
Impressed by the world of excessive jewellery, the two-wheeler is the newest entry within the British design home’s line of carbon-fiber Akhal bicycles. It’s not only a looker, both, because the blue and gold bike has additionally been kitted out with all of the high-end parts hardcore cyclists demand.
Named after one of many oldest horse breeds, the Akhal-Teke, the bike incorporates a easy and chic monocoque carbon fiber body. Within the entrance, related to the chrome-plated headtube, you’ll discover full-carbon handlebars with an built-in stem and a customized fork made from the identical materials. Within the rear, Extans has skipped the normal seat tube—as is more and more the case with trendy, high-end street bikes—opting as a substitute for a clamp machined from a single aluminum billet and a full-carbon seat publish. What actually places the bike excessive is its daring colour scheme. The complete bike, from the wheels to the seat, has been completed up in a wealthy midnight blue offset by pure gold accents.
Virtually as spectacular because the bicycle’s styling is its engineering. The one-speed bike is supplied with a Gates Carbon Drive drivetrain, Shimano Alfine crankset, Shimano Dura Ace brakes and Mavic Ellipse Professional carbon wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Tires, based on the design home. Even higher, that configuration places the bike at a feather-light 21 lbs. Extans solely affords one body dimension, however it ought to do the trick for riders between the heights of 5’6” and 6’4.”
You’ll have to maneuver shortly to get your arms on the Akhal Sheen. Extans has introduced it is going to solely make 19 examples of the attractive cruiser. You’ll should inquire straight with the corporate for pricing, although we might anticipate to cost to return in on the excessive finish of the market. The earlier entries within the Akhal collection, the Shine (white and black) and Shadow (black and silver), price $20,000 and $25,000 respectively, and each of these had a manufacturing run of 99 every.